NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg are co-starring in a drama about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Variety reports the pair will be in “Nine Eleven,” a movie about five people who were trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

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“We are immensely grateful to bring this inspirational story to life. ‘Nine Eleven’ is a highly emotional journey and it took a dynamic bunch to collectively come together to make this unique film happen,” director Martin Guigui told Variety. “We are fortunate to have such a gifted cast on board. Both Charlie and Whoopi are native New Yorkers who strongly identify with this story.”

Sheen said he was excited to be on board this project.

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“I feel deeply connected to the material and I’m so excited to be working with my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg,” he told Variety.

Years ago, Sheen stirred up controversy by questioning what happened on 9/11, wondering if the World Trade Center buildings were brought down by a controlled detonation and how an airliner was able to hit the Pentagon.

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Sheen recently revealed he is HIV positive, but that he is healthy due to his drug regimen.